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E-Safety Guidance for Parents

What is E-Safety?
E-Safety highlights the importance of educating our children about the benefits, risk and responsibilities of using a wide range of technology both in and out of school.

E-Safety is about safeguarding children and young people in the digital world. It is making sure that children are supported to know how to use exciting new technology in a safe and positive way.

Pupils have ever increasing access to communication technology both in and out of school. The same approaches needs to be applied with respect to e-safety as we would to other areas of safety, for example, road safety. We need to prepare children in advance of the potential problems. Teaching responsible use of this technology is important, as is alerting pupils to the potential consequences of irresponsible use.

At school your child is protected in many ways. E-safety is woven into our curriculum and the pupils are regularly taught to keep safe as a part of their ICT lessons and class tutorial time. We have an extra focus on e-safety at the time of national e-safety week in February. We also have internet filtering, virus protection and forensic software on our school network that captures attempted inappropriate use. On entry to the school each pupil signs a School Internet Acceptable Use Agreement (AUP), at a level appropriate to their age and ability. This is talked about in school and should be talked about at home as well. You can find copies of the different agreements to download at the bottom of this page.

There are lots of resources and advice on the internet for parents that can be helpful in supporting internet safety at home.

At the bottom of this page you will find the Share-Aware Parent Guide to download, or you can click on the links below to access other helpful dedicated e-safety sites.You can also contact school for advice.

E-Safety Links:

Childnet - E-Safety and Computing

Safer internet

Thinkuknow.co.uk

Childnet resources

NetNanny Safety tips

Net-Aware

NSPCC Share Aware